Josh Smith Injury Status

Atlanta Hawks star forward Josh Smith reportedly sprained his ankle in the season opener against the Houston Rockets on Friday, his exact return is unknown.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Coach Larry Drew said he noticed Smith limping during Friday’s season-opener against the Rockets,” and as a result, Smith missed the following game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.

“[Smith's ankle] was a little sore (Saturday),” Drew said. “I know he got it treated. We made the decision to leave him back [in Atlanta] and get it treated. Our focus was to get him ready for Wednesday’s game.”

The Hawks upset the Thunder 104-95 on Sunday, offseason acquisition Anthony Tolliver started in Smith’s place.

Next up, Atlanta will host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, Nov. 8. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM (ET).

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